Black Resistance White Law: A History of Constitutional Racism in America (Paperback)
 
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Black Resistance White Law: A History of Constitutional Racism in America (Paperback)

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    How the government has used the Constitution to deny black Americans their legal rights

    From the arrival of the first twenty slaves in Jamestown to the Howard Beach Incident of 1986, Yusef Hawkins, and Rodney King, federal law enfor......more

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How the government has used the Constitution to deny black Americans their legal rights

From the arrival of the first twenty slaves in Jamestown to the Howard Beach Incident of 1986, Yusef Hawkins, and Rodney King, federal law enforcement has pleaded lack of authority against white violence while endorsing surveillance of black rebels and using ?constitutional” military force against them. In this groundbreaking study, constitutional scholar Mark Frances Berry analyzes the reasons why millions of African Americans whose lives have improved enormously, both socially and economically, are still at risk of police abuse and largely unprotected from bias crimes.

Mary Frances Berry is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, and the author of nine books. The recipient of thirty-three honorary degrees, she has been chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, is a regular contributor to Politico, and has appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher, Anderson Cooper 360, The Daily Show, Tavis Smiley, and PBS's NewsHour.

Author:
Berry, Mary Frances
Genre:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
Audience:
College/higher education
Edition Detail:
Revised
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Group USA
Publish Date:
02/01/1995
ISBN:
9780140232981
Height:
7.75 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.5 lb
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